Our June meeting will be held on Thursday 8th June at Christ Church Centre, Stone at 7.45pm. Our speaker is Jack Swann from Congleton whose talk is entitled ‘The Beauty of Trees and Shrubs’. Mr Swann was responsible for the management and maintenance of the Arboretum at Jodrell Bank from 1975 to 1998. Having taken early retirement he now works as a volunteer with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust surveying the health of Cheshire’s Black Poplars.
On the 22nd we also have our bus trip to Whichford Pottery and Meadow Farm Garden and Nursery – further details on the Events page. There are still a few places on the bus as I write this (June 1st).
For photos of last month’s trip to Wildgoose Nursery see our Photo Gallery page. There are also some photos of dahlia and chrysanthemum displays at Chelsea. Photos from RHS Chatsworth and from Mr Swann’s talk can also be found there.
Garden visits for June – don’t forget to check for gardens locally open under the NGS scheme. June 17 -18th is Eccleshall Open Gardens weekend, a total of fourteen gardens to see over the weekend of all sizes and sorts with plant sales and refreshments available. Tickets (programme) for this event are £5 which goes towards the cost of maintaining the High Street flowers.